October 31, 2011
Hyde School – 10
St. Andrews – 2
Despite a lethargic start, the Wolf Pack demonstrated its most aggressive offensive attack of the year and pummeled SENE opponent St. Andrews 10-2 on a blustery fall day. Just three minutes into the match, a very poor defensive lapse led to an unnecessary foul just outside the box. Saints striker Sung Jun Kim stepped up and struck a bending ball past Hyde goalkeeper Griffin Davidson to take a 1-0 advantage. Two minutes later, senior midfielder Richard Schuller combined with striker Nate Chesley ’12 when Schuller ripped a shot to the upper near post to knot the game at 1. Four minutes thereafter, Chesley found the back of the net after a nifty through ball from fellow striker Will Davis ’13 to take a 2-1 lead. The Wolf Pack’s further errant defending led to a hand ball in the penalty box which set up St. Andrews for an easy equalizer. This proved to be the turning point in the game as Hyde would ultimately dominate the next sixty five minutes of play. Will Davis finished the first frame with a hat trick and junior Thomas Nixon tallied his first goal of the season and his varsity career. The Wolf Pack took a 6-2 lead into the half.
In the second half, the Wolf Pack picked up right where they left off. Senior Nate Chesley took advantage of some casual defending from the Saints and he notched two more goals in the first nine minutes to complete his hat trick. Joseph Su ’12, who also recorded his first goal of the season and varsity career, and Andreu Cullere ’12 helped Chesley round out the scoring for the game. Other strong performances were turned in by midfielder Dan Weintraub ’12, who recorded two assists, while central defender Graham Davidson ’13 and central midfielders Nasir Ibrahim ’12 andJonathan Donesky ’13 controlled the middle of the field.
With just two regular season matches remaining, the Wolf Pack, at 9-4-1 (6-2 in SENE) looks to close out the season in fine form in preparation for a run at the playoffs next week. Next up is local rival Marianapolis on Wednesday, 11/2 at Marianapolis at 2pm. The Wolf Pack can be sure that Marianapolis will be poised to seek some revenge for its defeat in early October.